Is Your Online Store Ready for Black Friday?

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Black Friday is a date, highly anticipated by marketeers and store owners across the entire world. What started as a purely American tradition is now a global event. On this day stores give their greatest discounts and a lot of people are anticipating it to get the item or service they've been looking forward to for months. Usually on Black Friday online stores get a huge traffic peak and multiply their sales. However, you have to make sure that both your website application (e.g. WordPress) and hosting environment are prepared for this traffic surge. Otherwise you risk turning a great sales day into a disaster. Read on to get more information on how to prepare your online store for the upcoming Black Friday and get the most out of it!

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3 Things You Probably Don’t Know About SiteGround Clouds

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We introduced our new cloud platform built on Linux containers almost 2 years ago. Since then and especially during 2016, we have seen a very dynamic development in this service. There has been a sharp increase in the number of new cloud hosting accounts opened with SiteGround, as well as a threefold increase in the upgrade activity within existing cloud servers. So, we recently took time to analyze our users behavior and we have some interesting findings that we would like to share.
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Top Customer Care Rep of October

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This month our top Customer Care Representative is Pavlin Iliev. When he started working at SiteGround at the beginning of this year, he was the youngest addition to our growing family. Full of youthful vigor and ambition, just a few months later he succeeded to rise to the top! As a huge fan of strategy video games, he definitely knows how to follow a good strategy on the job. When he is not gaming, he likes to chill out with heavy metal music. Check out his full interview!

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Dirty COW Linux Kernel Vulnerability Fixed

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Last week a very serious vulnerability in the Linux kernel, the so called Dirty COW, was reported. Our dedicated Linux kernel team immediately addressed the issues and were able to patch it in less than 24 hours on the majority of our servers. What is more, we managed to do this without server reboot and we avoided the downtime that normally results from such kernel update activities. To learn more about the vulnerability and how we addressed it read below.
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What Really Counts

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Almost a year after our first hiring campaign, it was time to launch a new one tailored specifically to the needs of our Customer Care teams. What prompted the direction of the new campaign was largely the current IT services landscape in Bulgaria and our stand against the commoditization of workforce in local outsourcing centers. But here’s the whole story.
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